University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:70-9-480
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Delaware Culture
Lenape
Provenience: Oklahoma
Culture Area: Northeast
Date Made: ca. 1890
Early Date: 1865
Late Date: 1915
Section:American
Materials:Golden Eagle Feather
Eagle Feather
Blue Jay Feather
Feather
Buckskin
Iconography:Peyote Ceremony
Length: 37 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Samuel Pennypacker, 1970

Description

Feathers, most from golden eagle; some additional colored feathers from smaller birds, including one blue jay feather. Held together by a piece of hide folded over quill ends and sewn along sides. Note in Speck's handwriting accompanying object: "Eagle feather fan used to brush impurities from persons entering and leaving Peyote ceremony. Obtained through War Eagle [Charlie Webber]."


Bibliography:

[Other] Wm. D. Morley, Inc. Inventory and Appraisement - Personal Property - The Estate of Samuel W. Pennypacker, 2nd, Dec'd. - Haldeman Road Schwenksville, RD 1 Penna. October 15, 1968.. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 26View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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